• Thursday, Feb 27, 2020
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In pictures: Banani fire aftermath

  • Published at 10:22 am February 11th, 2020

At least 200 shanties have been destroyed by a devastating fire sweeping across two slums in Banani's T&T area of Dhaka. 

The fire broke out at Godown slum and Bede slum around 3:30am on Saturday, and spread to nearby areas within a short time, said Rasel Shikder, duty officer of Fire Service and Civil Defense headquarters. The fire is believed to have spread very quickly as most of the houses in the slums were made of wood or bamboo, with plastic as their roofs.

22 firefighting units rushed to the spot and put out the flames around 7am, he said.